Sunday, April 4, 2010

Getting back up to speed

Alright, now that we're all back from Spring break and classes are just about to hit full speed, it's time to update everyone on the situation. So right as we ended last quarter we bumped into some printing issues...And thanks to all you great followers we've concluded that we're not printing hot enough. However, this was not discovered until we had already broke our second PTFE Thermal Barrier. Luckily I stopped by Metrix on their Makerbot Madness night and was able to pick up a replacement. Now we'll be back in business next week.

Prior to the break, Bre came to Seattle and showed off his...shall we say "pimped out" Makerbot...making our Makerbot look quite boring. This inspired our group to try and customize ours too, so we ordered some LED's. Now I already had a few thousand LED's in my possesion so instead of buying a LED rope...I figured I'd just build one.

Yes it probably would've been faster if I bought an LED rope light...But where's the fun in that.

Along with pimping our Makerbot, we're looking at ideas of how to continue our research this quarter. A few ideas we had were, an Arduino project of sorts, building a reprap, a 3D scanner, and/or something along the lines of wearable computing. More on this later.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see it on Frank! Thanks, Kevin!